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Surfing USA! : an illustrated history of the coolest sport of all time

Author: Ben Marcus; Jeff Divine
Publisher: Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A history of surfing in America by a man who grew up surfing southern California in the 1970s and was there through all the big developments. This book will look at how the sport developed, the science of big waves, surfer personalities, the evolution of boards, and surf culture from movies to rock'n'roll to hot rodding. Along with the narrative text will be a large archives of surfing memorabilia, movie posters,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Nonfiction
Illustrated works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Marcus; Jeff Divine
ISBN: 0896586901 9780896586901
OCLC Number: 59712036
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Catching the first waves --
From Polynesia with love --
The dawn of time to 1940 --
From here to Honolulu --
Discovering the secrets of the sea --
The World War II years --
The golden years --
From the fall of Hitler to the rise of Gidget 1946-1959 --
The surfer stomp --
A rock'n'roll soundtrack to the waves 1959-1967 --
Blue screen --
Hollywood exploits surfing--and vice versa 1920s to today --
Going vertical --
The parallel ascent of Kelly Slater and the surf industrial complex 1980s and 1990s --
The sport of queens --
Gidget's revenge --
From ancient Hawai'i to blue crush and beyond --
Monster --
Surfing's twenty-first-century man 1964 to Today.
Responsibility: by Ben Marcus ; foreword by Steve Pezman ; photographs and artwork by Jeff Divine [and others].
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A history of surfing in America by a man who grew up surfing southern California in the 1970s and was there through all the big developments. This book will look at how the sport developed, the science of big waves, surfer personalities, the evolution of boards, and surf culture from movies to rock'n'roll to hot rodding. Along with the narrative text will be a large archives of surfing memorabilia, movie posters, album covers, and pop art. With photographs and artwork by Jeff Divine, John Severson, LeRoy Grannis, Ron Dahlquist, Rick Griffin, Greg Noll, Doc Ball, and more.

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